Thanksgiving is this week! Are you ready? I know that I most certainly am not…… The holidays are a very busy time for me as a professional pastry chef; the holiday parties, charity events and the endless amounts of pies leave very little time to prepare for my own celebrations. This lack of time makes it necessary for me to create easy and elegant dishes that can be prepared ahead of time. Sweet Potato Brûlée is simple, unique and easy to prepare ahead of time. The best part is your guests will think you slaved for hours, and only you will know the truth!
Beanillavanilla maple syrup and vanilla sugar add the perfect amount of sweetness to the sweet potato in a natural and pure way. The addition of the sugar on top of the sweet potatoes adds a sweet crunch without the cloyingness of marshmallows.